Aubrey in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Edmunds Bates
(October 12, 1812 - April 25, 1883)
Born in Amherst County, VA.; licensed in Kentucky (1843) as a Methodist minister. Came to Texas 1851; settled in Denton County. He was appointed (1853) to 300-square-mile Dallas circuit, and traveled it once a month. Admitted 1854 to East Texas Conference, he founded churches at Montague, Pilot Point, Denton, Jacksboro, Gainesville. He was very influential in planting Methodism in North Texas.
He married Susan Wright. They had ten children.
Recorded - 1973
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5826.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 33° 13.266′ N, 96° 58.55′ W. Marker is in Aubrey, Texas, in Denton County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 720 south of Highway 380, on the left when traveling south. The marker and grave is in Oak Grove Cemetery behind the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4725 FM 720 West, Aubrey TX 76227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Oak Grove Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Christian Church of Aubrey (approx. 6 miles away); Cooper Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cooper Creek School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cooper Creek Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Donald Road Bridge At South Hickory Creek (approx. 6.7 miles away); Gregory Road Bridge at Duck Creek (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aubrey.
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